Get your very own Raspberry Pi-powered 3D, stereoscopic camera with this crowdfunding campaign

A team from St Petersburg have developed a brand new Raspberry Pi-powered board that enables you to use two Pi cameras at once. Called Stereo Pi, the board is a Compute Module carrier that takes any model of the Compute Module and breaks out two CSI interfaces into which you plug the cameras. The board is compatible with both the command line scripts (raspistill/raspivid) and also the picamera Python library. There are multiple versions, including the one pictured which breaks out the GPIO to a standard 40-pin header, allowing you to wire up buttons to activate the cameras etc. Pledges start from $69 (sorry, missed the Earlybird!) with free ground shipping (although for that one you don’t get the ‘taller components’ and you need to provide your own Compute Module while a full kit (which includes a CM3 Lite) will set you back $125.

I think they’ve pitched the price of this one right – it’s something not everyone will want to do, so they’re not looking at massive quantities, but that’s a pretty good price for a CM carrier board with the ability to do two cameras in small package.

Take a look at the Crowd Supply campaign here.

4 comments for “Get your very own Raspberry Pi-powered 3D, stereoscopic camera with this crowdfunding campaign

  1. 31 January 2019 at 12:12 pm

    This is way too expensive! For me the use case is to have one standard and one PiNour camera.

    • Michael Horne
      3 February 2019 at 10:08 pm

      I honestly didn’t think it was _too_ bad, considering the development costs, but y’know, the market will decide!

  2. Nigel
    31 January 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Now, this looks interesting. Still not exactly cheap at about $145 – but you do get a fair amount of HW there and the Cameras.

    I would have liked to see a case for it – that would finish the project off nicely.

    One also needs a 3D Viewer to get the total picture….a VR perhaps?
    It must be possible to work out depths/distances as well. A good addition to a robot project.

    • 31 January 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Hi Nigel,

      A shameless plug, but, I’ve used my software with both
      1. Pi + 2xUSB cams and
      2. CM3 and 2x CSI cams with VR headsets todo stereoscopic telepresence in Pi robots

      Should work with this… I plan to find out when I get my StereoPi

      More info here: https://github.com/WayneKeenan/picraftzero

      Regards
      Wayne

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